Tragedy Plus Time

we tell ourselves that
comedy is tragedy plus time
but we don’t have the time
or patience for perspective.

there’s only tragedy, the walls
are caving in, and laughter
left us with the breeze like salt
poured down our open wounds

hiding from the air
and breathing flames.
take my hand, there’s nothing
but the waves.

© Ben Ditmars 2014


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